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If you like "Eragon"...

Thanks for visiting our website and requesting a Book Match!

I liked Eragon too! Did you know that the author, Christopher Paolini, was only 15 years old when he wrote it? It is the first book in a planned trilogy called Inheritance. Book two, Eldest, is due out this August. I already have my name on the library's waiting list for this new title. You may want to go ahead and put yours on too.

Here are some other titles you should enjoy:

If you like "Millicent Min, Girl Genius"...

I have not read Millicent Min, Girl Genius yet but it sounds funny. It won the Sid Fleischman Humor award for 2004. The author has written a sequel but it has not been released yet. Be on the lookout for:

If you like "Rascal" by Sterling North...

Thank you for requesting a Book Match. I have not read the Rascal myself, but here are some animal stories that you may enjoy:

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

My Dog Skip by Willie Morris

If you like Horrible Harry or Junie B. Jones...

Thanks for your request for a Book Match. If you like Horrible Harry and the others, here are some other books you might like:

Count Your Money with the Polk Street School by Patricia Reilly Giff.
This is one in a series of books about kids, including Richard "Beast" Best, who are in Mrs. Ryan's class at Polk Street School.

Young Cam Jansen and The Zoo Note Mystery by David A. Adler. Cam's photographic memory let her help her friend Eric when he misplaces his permission slip to go on the school field trip.

If you like mysteries

If you like solving mysteries, you may like these books:

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball by David A. Adler
Cam uses her photographic memory to identify the person who stole a valuable autographed baseball.

If you like books about Judy Moody...

Thanks for your Book Match request. Here are some other funny titles you might enjoy:

Superfudge, by Judy Blume
Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his unusual younger brother Fudge.

Jenny Archer, Author, by Ellen Conford
Stymied by an assignment to write her autobiography, Jenny decides to enhance her life story by using her considerable imagination.

Anastasia Krupnik, by Lois Lowry

If you like "The Ravenmaster's Secret"...

Here are some books to read that have bits of history, mystery, or adventure. Hopefully, you will find them to be exciting, interesting reads!

The ghost of Lizard Light / by Elvira Woodruff
Moving from Iowa to a lighthouse cottage in Maine, ten-year-old Jack
struggles to live up to his father's high standards and encounters a
young ghost who presents Jack with a 150-year-old unsolved sea mystery.

Journey to the river sea / Eva Ibbotson
Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in

If you like Ida B. by Karen Miller

If you like Ida B. by Karen Miller, you may like these titles:

Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Twelve-year-old Annie ponders the many rhythms of life the year that her mother becomes pregnant, her grandfather begins faltering and her best friend (and running partner) becomes distant.

Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.

If you like books about trucks...

Here are a list of truck books that I hope you will enjoy:

Dumpy the dumptruck by Julie Andrews Edwards
After Charlie and his grandfather fix up a rusty old dump truck, they
use Dumpy to help Trundle the tractor, Bee Bee the backhoe, and Stinky the garbage truck build a new barn.

I love trucks! / by Philemon Sturges
A child names many of his favorite trucks and each one's most notable characteristic.

Tough trucks / Tony Mitten and Ant Parker.

Amazing machines

If you like Trouble Is My Beeswax by Bruce Hale

Here are some suggestions for books that are either mysteries or funny or both!

The book you like, Trouble Is My Beeswax, is number 8 in the Chet Gecko Mystery series by Bruce Hale. There are many more titles you might like to read in this humorous detective series, including the first two, which are The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse and The Mystery of Mr. Nice.

Other books you might enjoy include the following:

Little Wolf : forest detective / Ian Whybrow